Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'

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Unable to format miniSD card

I have a 2GB mini-SD card that I am trying to format. The drive is currently formatted for use with a PandaBoard. It has 2 partitions - 1 x FAT32 - 1 x ext3 Usually, I unmount the partitions then ...
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Cannot execute files on mounted file systems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to 'chmod' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition? Trying to make file executable on USB, but the permission doesn't “stick” I have a fat32 file ...
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How to remount a drive as rewritable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I accidentally made my file system read only. How can I change it back? Whenever I mount some of my partitions from the computer menu, they are mounted as read only and ...
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Did not align when using gparted - will I be fine?

I run a dual-boot (windows XP on ntfs + ubuntu 10.04 on ext3) on a crappy 6 year old laptop. Today I wanted to shread 8gb or so off the right end of my XP partition and give it to ubuntu. I ended up ...
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How do I create a new logical partition from unallocated space?

I bought a new hard drive and installed Windows followed by Ubuntu 11.04 on it. In the screenshot below, Windows System, C:, swap are Primary partitions. I then put / and /home in an extended ...
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How do I put /home in a different partition?

Yeah, so I have 2 hard drives, on with 2 partitions(backups and windows), and I have another that also has 2 partitions with only one used. I have Ubuntu on hard drive 2:partition one, but I have come ...
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Problem Selecting Partition to Install

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 alongside Windows XP. When I am prompted where I want to install Ubuntu, the three options to select from are: Install Ubuntu alongside Microsoft Windows XP Home ...
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How to relocate a boot partition?

I have Ubuntu 10.10. it is installed in one partition and the boot partition is a separate one. can i relocate the boot partition into the ubuntu partition and if yes how??
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Reformat soft RAID-5 Ubuntu [closed]

I built a linux (Ubuntu) box a year ago and decided to have some fun and use a soft RAID 5. I followed the instructions here. Things seemed to work fine, but now it's time to reformat the computer ...
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mke2fs writes 2.4 GiB to disk

Using the Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit Desktop LiveCD, I created a 149.04 GiB partition using gdisk on an unpartitioned SSD. I opened gparted to notice that nothing has been written to the new partition. Then ...
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Need to move my swap partition to let my root partition grow. How?

I have a Virtual Box Ubuntu guest and i need to have more space on my disk (actually it's 8 gb). I have already increased the space allocated for the VDI to 16 gb. Now with GParted Live i'm trying ...
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Help with my basic partitions

download ubuntu, and my partitions became basic to dynamic? my operating system windows 7: died, and I was trying to fix this problem, I have working files need corel draw, and I have much experience ...
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How do I import songs from another partition with Rhythmbox?

I currently have songs on another linux partition that I have mounted. In Ubuntu 11.04, classic version, I can import music folder with Rhythmbox from other partitions with no issues. After ...
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How to edit swap partitions?

I've done several installations of different Ubuntu versions on my machine one over the other from a CD or live usb, and now I have a mess of swap partitions (something like 10 of them), so I need to ...
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Help restoring partitions

I need some help. I have two partitions: one is / and the other is Home. I have an image created with Clonezilla of my partition /. If I want a fresh install of Ubuntu can I seth the path to my ...
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How big the root partition should be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How large should I make root, home, and swap partitions? When I'm repartitioning my hard disk, how big should the root partition be for flawless functioning? Even after ...
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How to set up system to boot from read-only SSD and store data on HD

I'm getting a new laptop with a hard drive and a SSD drive. I plan to install 11.10. I plan to partition in such a manner that: I put the files that (almost) never change on the SSD and mount it as ...
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Where does aptitude store files during an upgrade?

I support a laptop running Ubuntu in another state (so I don't have physical access to it). It is an EeePC with two internal drives: a 4GB flash drive with the root fs, and a larger (~12GB) drive ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu read my disk partition? [closed]

The answers to similar questions have not been useful to me. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Wubi on Window 7. My HD has two main partitions: C and D. Ubuntu is installed in C, where all my media ...
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Increase root partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resize my current ubuntu partition? I have to increase my root partition. Not enough space remining. How can I do that without need to reformate my computer? ...
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How to prevent a partition from being mounted?

I have two NTFS partitions that constitute a Windows 7 install. I am running Ubuntu and virtualize that Windows install off the physical disk. While the VM is working it could be disastrous if mount ...
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Backup partitions belong to root, how do I fix it?

I've did a clean install of Ubuntu on my Notebook. I created 3 partitions, swap, the ubuntu partition, and a backup or files partition (located in /media/Backup). The thing that I don't understand is ...
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Is the “partition is misaligned error” legit? how should I handle? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “the partition is misaligned” error in Disk Utility - should I repartition? I just migrated to a new 750GB Seagate Momentus drive on my Thinkpad X201. I'd ...
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Recovering a lost file system off a hard drive?

I was repartioning my hard drive, and I was in the process of moving a partition left and resizing it, when I accidentally hit the "Cancel" button. While the partition itself was already resized, the ...
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I ruined my laptop. Any chance to restore the data? [closed]

I'm a newbie. I tried to make a dual boot (win7 x64+ubuntu). I used gparted (live ubuntu 11.10 USB) to move my Storage drive. Everything was going well. However, after about 10 mins, gparted froze. ...
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How to merge partitions?

I have two partitions one of them is File system and other is unallocated How to merge two partitions?
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How to access other partitions/disks?

There was an icon called "My Computer" to Ubuntu 11.04 that allowed access to all available disks and partitions. However, I could not find anything similar in Ubuntu 11.10. Anyone know if this ...
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My fresh windows installation came with four pre-installed partitions. How can I dual-boot ubuntu and windows?

When I view my disk space in Windows, it just looks like I have one big drive for all the usual stuff, plus a second little guy for recovery files. However, the Ubuntu installation and GParted reveal ...
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How to remove Wubi, without causing boot issues?

I have Windows 7 as my main host OS, and then i installed Wubi Ubuntu 11.04. Later to this i installed a partition Ubuntu 11.10 ( beta 2). So altogether i have Windows 7, 11.04 (Wubi) 11.10 beta 2 ...
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How to partition a disk for installing Ubuntu?

Currently I'm running Vista on my laptop but it's getting slower each day, so I decide to install an Ubuntu on my laptop, while for some reason I still need to keep the Vista. Right now I have two ...
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Allocate More Disk Space; Only Partition

My computer when crazy (literally, shutting off by itself,etc) and I restart it, well when it came back on, I had the 'grub rescue' message. The only Partition/HD I have on my computer is Ubuntu 11.04 ...
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Is it possible to inverse partition numbers?

That is the current configuration /dev/sda1 : ntfs primary 200GiB /dev/sda3 : extended 400GiB /dev/sda5 : ext4 396GiB /dev/sda6 : linux-swap 4GiB and that is the wanted ...
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How can I move a boot partition onto a Flash drive?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 Server onto an Acer Aspire Easystore H340-M. It was a Windows Home Server. The hardware has an integral Flash Drive / USB (SCSI11) of 256 Mb. Could I use this as the ...
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Why is there not much space for my Ubuntu?

I have a dual system: Windows 7 + Ubuntu. The Windows came with my laptop and I installed Ubuntu without Wubi... My total filesystem capacity: 303.2 GB, I just do not understand why there is not much ...
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Move & Resize Extended Linux Partition

Currently I am dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu Natty and now I had decided to ditch Windows 7 for good. When I launch Disk Utility, below are my current partition layout: My question is: how ...
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How to combine an SSD boot drive with a HDD data drive? [closed]

I have a SSD with 64 GB and a 6 GB/s 1 Terabyte harddrive. I want to use the SSD only as a boot device and maybe for swap storage. On the 1 Terabyte harddrive I want ot have the main file system. As ...
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Ubuntu installation does not recognize drive partitioning

I have a 1TB drive and installed Windows 7 on a 128GB partition. When I now try to install Ubuntu 11.04 it does not recognize the Windows partition but offers the complete 1TB drive to install Ubuntu ...
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How to setup multiple partitions

I have a Google Cr-48 notebook. The SSD only has 6 gb that I am comfortable allocating to Ubuntu. I need to move /usr to an external HDD. I also will move my /Home to another partition on the drive. I ...
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How do I fix an installation error message saying: executing grub-install /dev/sda3 failed? [closed]

When installing the newest Ubuntu 11.04 on an Acer Aspire 1 netbook, the installer said no bootable programs found or something to that effect, so I made another partition of 5 gigs and ...
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Advanced Format Alignment using parted

How do I align a Western Digital Advanced Format hard drive using minimal (4K) alignment when installing Ubuntu 11.04? Should I do it before installing via the LiveCD? If so, do I select to "Try ...
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Moving the /usr directory to a different partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move /usr to a new partition? I am running 11.04 on my Cr-48 notebook from Google along side of Chrome OS. I have moved my home directory to a 64GB partition on ...
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Expanding /boot… how to proceed?

I just installed Ub 10.04.2 LTS -64bit on a new drive in my new laptop. Didn't allocate enough space for /boot partition, and Update Manager choked on updating the kernel -- or at least I think ...
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How do I copy from a Mac OS X partition to my Ubuntu desktop via root access?

I've installed the package nautilus-gksu in order to open files on the mac partition via right-click. However, I cannot manage to copy files from my Macintosh HD to my ubuntu desktop! It appears as ...
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How do I resize root partition?

I have a dual boot setup with Ubuntu and Windows 7. I need to shrink my root Ubuntu volume in order to get some free space to create a new partition. Are there any Windows based tools that will do ...
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What GPARTED alternatives are available?

What is a good partitioning tool for Ubuntu 10.X as an alternative to GPARTED? I haven't been able to find one that is easy to use. A commercial product is OK if necessary for ease of use.
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How do I get to my Ubuntu partition?

Basically this tragic story has been told before around here. I installed Ubuntu on a partition on my hard drive but it corrupted my windows when it resized. Luckily for me there was a tiny factory ...
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Two Ubuntu partitions with different swap partitions

I have installed two Ubuntu partitions and they appear to be using two different swap partitions. Is this a safety thing or is it a waste of space? If the latter, how do I set up one Ubuntu to use ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see my partitions correctly

I bought a new desktop and installed Windows 7 first. I am now trying to instal Ubuntu 11.04, but it doesn't see my partions corectly. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks. Here is the windows ...
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How do I find my Windows partition?

I was Windows user 5 hours ago, and I installed Ubuntu on my laptop. In Windows I created two partitions on my hard disk. In the first one I installed Ubuntu 10.10, but now I can't find the second ...
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Resize partition without affecting other OSes in dual-boot

I wanted to resize (increase or decrease the partition size) the existing Ubuntu partition without affecting it and the other OS(es) installed in the machine.